Drinks of Gor





Ale
Marauders of GOR p. 82-83, 99, 191, and 194
Gorean Ale is closer to a Honey Lager than to an ale or beer...a deep gold in color, and brewed from the grains of Gor and hops imported from earth in the early years. It is traditionally served in tankards or horns.
Bazi tea
Tribesmen of GOR p. 38

Tribesmen of GOR, page 139

The service of tea
"Is it ready?" I asked. I looked at the tiny copper kettle on the small stand. A tiny kaiila dung fire burned under it. A small, heavy, curved glass was nearby, on a flat box, which would hold some two ounces of the tea. Bazi tea is drunk in tiny glasses, usually three at a time, carefully measured. She did not make herself tea, of course... She lifted the kettle from the fire and, carefully, poured me a tiny glass of tea."

Although the serves online are very beautiful the symbolism and the rituals of Bazi Tea service as taught in most chat-rooms has little to do with Gor. It is more like the Japanese Tea Ceremony that people created extra steps to and called it Gorean. it is very creative and imaginative, but was not from the mind of John Norman.
Beer, Rence
Raiders of GOR p. 18
Steeped and fermented from the pith and crushed seeds of the rence plant, it is a drink of the rence growers of the Delta of the Vosk, served in a gourd flagon.
Black wine
Beasts of GOR p. 20-21

(serve below)
Coffee; traditionally served with white and yellow sugars and powdered bosk milk, and in tiny cups, although in most taverns it is served in mugs. It is grown on the slopes of Thentis it is thought to have come from Urth on a slave acquisition run. If asked to serve it second slave means to serve it black.
Bosk Milk
Nomads of GOR p. 4
Milk from the Bosk, a staple of life for the Tribes of the Wagon Peoples. In some areas, it is available in powdered form, it is rich, thick, and sweet. served in goblets.
Breeding wine
Blood Brothers of GOR p. 319

Marauders of GOR p. 23

Dancer of GOR p. 175
A sweet beverage which counteracts the effects of slave wine, making a slave girl fertile; also called second wine, it is made from the extract of the teslik plant.
Cho
Hot paga with whipped cream and chocolate shavings. served in a mug or bowl.
Chocolate
Kajira of GOR p. 42 and 61
Made from beans brought back on one of the early Voyages of Acquisition, this is the same as the chocolate of Earth.It is served in higher class establishments. It is served hot and in a mug.
Corun
A light colored ale-like beverage, slightly different in each City where it is made. The most potent corun comes from Hactorus cities. Served in a tankard.
Falarian Wine
Mercenaries of GOR p. 158-159

Is served in a goblet.
An exquisite, rare, fabulously expensive wine, it's cost would purchase a city. It's existence is only rumored among collectors.
Fermented Milk Curds
Nomads of GOR p. 28
A Tuchuk drink, made from fermented bosk milk curds.
Juices
Gorean fruits of course, tospit, larma and other fruits. Serve cold, in a goblet. this one likes to drop a piece or two of candied tospit to the drink before serving, or a slice of the fruit of the juice.
Ka-la-na
Tarnsman of GOR p. 26, 79, 96, 168
A very potent dry red wine, made from the fruit of the Ka-la-na tree. Like the wines of earth the quality of ka-la-na varies from that of a common table wine to premium brands such as the very expensive 'Slave Gardens of Anesidemus' and 'Boleto's Nectar', a medium-grade wine. Ar is particularly noted for it's production of fine ka-la-na. Ka-la-na wine is reported to have an aphrodisiac effect on females. Served chilled or warmed, in a goblet, but never silver, as it makes it poisonious.

"It has been said by many trainers and reliable Goreans that a misunderstanding occurred from the frequent reference to "golden ka-lana" in the scrolls, when the author speaks of the Ka-la-na tree. This golden color then refers only to the color of the wood or trees. Again, of course, as Master is never wrong and so when He asks for golden or white kalana, serve it.
Kal-da or cal-da
Outlaw of GOR p. 76, 78, 80 and 226
Alcoholic beverage made of ka- la-na wine diluted with citrus juices such as tospit and larma and mixed with strong spices, and served hot from copper kettles. It is served in a footed bowl.
Kaljen
A light colored, strong Ale, served in a flask
Liana Vine
Explorers of GOR p 310
A rainforest plant which can be used as a source of drinking water.
Mead
Marauders of GOR p 78, 89 and 90
The preferred beverage of the northland, made with fermented honey, water and spice, traditionally served in a large animal horn.
Milk
Savages of GOR p. 61

(see below Sand Kailla Milk)
Can be bosk milk, verr or kaiila.
Mulled ka-la-na
Captive of GOR p. 331
Heated ka-la-na, with mulling spices. Usually garnished with a piece of ka-la-na fruit or tospit, served in a goblet. (a girl has never seen this in the books, perhaps an IRC invention, although Trevians prefer ka-la-na served warm
Oldun
A strong smelling and powerful drink made from a selection of blended grain, similar to whiskey. Served in a goblet.
Paga
Raiders of GOR p. 100, 102, 111 and 113
(abbr. of Pagar-Sa-Tarna, lit. 'pleasure of the life-daughter') A grain based, distilled hard liquor akin to whiskey; sometimes served warm to very hot, this is the drink most often served in Taverns in a variety of vessels. Served in a footed bowl.
Palm Wine
Explorers of GOR p. 429
Drink mentioned briefly; no description available.
Sand Kailla Milk
Tribesmen of GOR p. 72
Reddish and salty. High in ferrous sulfate.
Slave Wine
Marauders of GOR p. 23 and 83-84
Brewed from bitter herbs, acts as a contraceptive drunk once per month although a girl would not serve this wine a slave would be given this by her Master, later books show a type only needed to be drunk once and then needing "second wine" to conteract the effects.
Sul Paga
Slave Girl of GOR p. 134 and 414
Alcoholic beverage made from suls; akin to vodka. Served in footed bowl
Ta-wine
Tribesmen of GOR p. 213
A dry wine made from Ta grapes from the Isle of Cos, served at room temperature, or warm, in a tankard or goblet.
Turian Liquer
Guardsman of GOR p. 237 & 259
A thick, sweet liqueur from Turia, served in tiny glasses. These liqueurs are considered the best on Gor.
Turian Wine
Nomads of GOR p. 84
A thick syrupy wine so sweet and thick that is it said one can see a thumbprint on its surface. Served in a goblet.
Verr Milk
Sometimes sold in open markets from a brass container, carried on a strap and served in tiny brass cups.
Water
Spring water from the mountains or from the liana vine or carpet plants from the rain forest area inland of Schendi. Served in a goblet.
White Wine
Fighting Slave of GOR p. 275-276
A wine light in color and taste, it is not described in detail just as white wine. Served in a goblet
Ka-la-na, ta-wine,

Turian-wine, and mead
(Drunk from a drinking horn in Torvaldsland) can be served in goblets.
Sa-paga, sul-paga,

& kal-da
Should be served in footed bowls. Blackwine is normally served in a small cup, and Bazi tea in three small glasses.
Blackwine, kal-da
A hot water for Bazi tea are in kettles, suspended within the fireplace with ladles hanging nearby for dipping the hot liquids.
Serving Blackwine
pages 244-245, Guardsman of Gor



Tribesmen of Gor, pages 88 and 89
Go to the servery and get a platter, upon it place one bowl of white sugars, one bowl of yellow sugars, a small pitcher of bosk milk, a spoon to stir, and a small cup. Go to firepit and fill the cup with blackwine from the kettle with the ladle. Return to the Master/Mistress and set the tray between your thighs or upon the table there. Ask how they wish it prepared. Second slave is the reference used to mean black. First slave means they want both sugars and bosk milk. (traditionally although not practiced in most Gor Taverns First slave requires two slaves for the serve, one for the sugar and milk, and another to pour the blackwine.) Offer the drink up to the Master/Mistress. "The expression "second slave," incidentally, serves to indicate that one does not wish creams or sugars with one's black wine, even if only one girl is serving."

"From one side a slave girl, barefoot, bangled, in sashed, diaphanous, trousered chalwar, gathered at the ankles, in tight, red silk vest, with bare midriff, fled to Him, with the tall, graceful, silvered pot containing the black wine. She was veiled. She knelt, replenishing the drink. Beneath the veil I saw the metal of her collar. I had not thought to have such fortune. She did not look at me. She returned to her place with the pot of black wine. Ibn Saran lifted another finger. From the side there hastened to him another girl, a fair skinned, red haired girl. She, too, wore veil, vest, chalwar, bangles, collar. She carried a tray, on which were various spoons and sugars. She knelt, placing her tray on the table. With a tiny spoon, its tip no more than a tenth of hort in diameter, she placed four measures of white sugar, and six of yellow, in the cup; with two stirring spoons, one for the white sugar, another for the yellow, she stirred the beverage after each measure. She then held the cup to the side of her cheek, testing its temperature; Ibn Saran glanced at her; she, looking at him, timidly kissed the side of the cup and placed it before him. Then, her head down, she withdrew."
The Bazi Tea Ceremony
The Bazi Tea ceremony is a very intricate and lovely ceremony. The drinking of the tea in accordance with the ceremony signifies three stages of life. *The first cup signifies the bitter first fruits of life. *The second cup signifies the contentment of adulthood.*The third signifies the enlightenment that comes with experience and old age. The steps involved are quite intricate for the slave. While they are listed below, keep in mind that they are just bare bones steps. As with all serves, the Bazi Tea Ceremony is a reflection of the slave. Take the steps and make them your own.

1. To perform the ceremony, the slave will do the following:

2. Go to the serving area and place a teapot, three tiny cups and the jar of bazi tealeaves on a tray. Add to the tray small bowls of red sugar and yellow sugar, and a spoon.

3. Go to the firepit and fill the teapot with hot water. Swirl the water around and dump it out, then re-fill it with fresh hot water.

4. Carry the tray to the Master or Mistress. Kneel before them to prepare the tea.

5. Three pinches of bazi tealeaves are placed in each teacup. Pour hot water into each cup and swirl it around.

6. Add one spoon of yellow sugar to the first cup, one spoon of red to the second and one spoon of each to the third cup.

7. Serve each cup individually typing the significance of each as you serve.
A few things to consider when serving
Botas on Gor are made from cured and tanned verrskin. They are mostly used for carrying liquids while traveling like a canteen from Earth. Consider, if you will, the taste of something kept for any length of time within the cured skin of an animal, especially an alcoholic beverage. They are not used in taverns, and not normally used in more permanent camps. In taverns drinks are kept in casks and/or bottles, and the same is true for more permanent campsites. For the most part the drinking vessels on Gor are simple; goblets, cups, and bowls of fired and glazed clay, possibly even glass goblets and porcelain or ceramic cups. Bowls might be carved from hardwood and polished well or made of fired clay or ceramic, and Bazi tea glasses are made of simple glass.




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